AFCON: Sports Minister Secures N200m Donation for Super Eagles


In a move to bolster the morale and support of the Nigerian Super Eagles ahead of their crucial semifinal clash at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Minister of Sports Development, John Owan Enoh, has successfully secured a significant donation of N200 million. This financial boost comes from the leadership of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, demonstrating a strong commitment to the national football team’s success on the continental stage.

The announcement was made by the Special Adviser Media to the Minister, Diana-Mary Nsan, who conveyed the gratitude of Minister Enoh to Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo and the entire Forum for their prompt response to the call for support. The donation has already been delivered to the players, indicating a tangible investment in their performance and motivation.

Minister Enoh expressed his appreciation for the swift action of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, highlighting the team’s dedication and resilience throughout the tournament. He underscored the responsibility of the Super Eagles to make Nigeria proud, emphasizing the significance of rallying support behind them as they aim to clinch the AFCON title once again.

As anticipation mounts for the semifinal showdown, Nigeria is set to face off against perennial rivals, Bafana Bafana of South Africa, at the Stade de la Paix, Bouake. The match holds historical significance, harking back to previous encounters between the two sides, including the 2000 AFCON semifinals and the 2019 quarter-finals, where Nigeria emerged victorious.

The generous donation serves as a testament to the unwavering support of the nation behind its football team, as they strive for glory on the continental stage.

Source: NAN

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